Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike - 1 Day

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals None
  • Accommodation None
  • Max. Altitude 2128 meters
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 12
  • Best Season Whole Year
  • Buddhists worship Guru Rinpoche and Acharya Nagarjuna at this location, which is attended by hundreds of followers every year. 
  • For both hikers and environment enthusiasts, Nagarjuna National Park is a wonderful weekend hiking destination.
  • Beautiful scenery of the snow-capped Himalayas, including Dorji Lhakpa, Langtang-Lirung, and Ganesh Himal.
  • Explore Jamacho Monastery in Kathmandu, the place with the small statue of Nagarjun Buddha, by hiking to the closest hill site.
  • Beautiful view of the Langtang range, the Manaslu Himalayan Range, and the Annapurna Himalayan Range.
  • Throughout your Nagarjun Day hike, appreciate the lovely chirping of birds.
  • Beautiful picture of the hills around the Kathmandu Valley and the city of Kathmandu.
  • A pleasant trek through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park offers magnificent views of the city and the forest.
  • Explore some of the unusual wildlife, plants, and birds while traveling to the Nagarjun Hiking route.

One of the top hiking trails around the Kathmandu Valley is the Nagarjuna Jamcho Day Hike. Those who wish to experience nature but just have a short vacation time might choose hiking in Nagarjun. If the weather is excellent, hiking to the Nargarjun provides a stunning perspective of both the city and the Langtang Himalayan range. Jamacho Gumba, another highlight of the Nagarjun Day Hiking, is located at the summit of Nagarjun Hill at an elevation of 2150 meters above sea level.

The extraordinary preservation of the birds, fauna, and greenery in Nagarjun allows for a relaxing stroll. During Nagarjun Day Hike you will get amazing views of the Kathmandu Valley, including Swayambhu and the Nuwakot area. In addition to being a favorite area for meditation, the Royal family's former summer residence also serves as a museum, enhancing the location's historical value. The Nagarjun Day Hiking trail travels through a thick forest rich in common flora including oak, bamboo, rhododendron, and pine. On the approach to Nagarjun Hill, there are a number of holes that you can observe that were made by wild pigs in a quest for food. They often consume insects found inside of lands. The prayer flags along the route are colorful and lovely to look at.

While on the hike to Nagarjun Hill, you might not spot any animals, although this area is home to various mammal species, including the Rhesus monkey, leopard, and Himalayan black bear. This park is home to 102 species of butterflies, about 9 endangered species, and 177 species of birds, many of which are uncommon or endangered. A modest observation tower at the monastery, where one can enjoy a pleasant view around-the-clock, is very attractive. You will experience an incredible amount of freshness here. Your best option for a day hike in Kathmandu may be the Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike.

After a 20-minute drive to the gate of Nagarjun, which is located just a little distance up the Balaju bypass, the Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike will begin. This enjoyable journey takes 2 to 3 hours to complete uphill on well-maintained trails, where you could encounter many other hikers. A nature enthusiast would undoubtedly be interested in different bird species and forest plants. The majority of the stone stairway on the Nagarjun Day Hike route makes up for the high terrain. The route is somewhat shielded from the sun by trees. Nearly two-thirds of the way up, there is a small grassy clearing to the south where one can see the distant tower above the hill.  

In the final stretch to Jamacho Peak (6300 feet), the ascent is moderately steep for the first half before getting more difficult. The area is decorated with prayer flags, butter lamps, and small stupas. Unless you are fortunate enough to catch recent rain, the view of Kathmandu is typically cloudy the majority of the time. Views of the Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh, and other mountains may be seen to the north. After a successful conclusion to your Nagarjun Day Hike, you will hike back down the same path and drive back to Thamel.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Detailed Itinerary, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Package Cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Booking Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike with us

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What You Can Expect from Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike?

  • A short trip called the Nagarjun Day Hike offers a nature stroll, a Himalayan vista, a bird's-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley, a Buddhist monastery called Gumba, and caves.
  • This hike is located in a quiet, remote region where you may enjoy the scenery, watch birds, and possibly get a glimpse of some creatures.
  • The Nagarjuna Hill Hike is the ideal approach to take in the entire Kathmandu Valley, as well as the Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, White Gumba, and mountain ranges to the north.
  • The hill, which has a viewing tower, offers a stunning panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley in addition to distant views of the Langtang mountain range, Jugal, Ganesh, and other mountains.
  • It is renowned for hosting the cave where the well-known Buddhist saint Nagarjuna meditated and is also known as Jamacho in the local language.
  • Nagarjun Hill is located inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Along the route, you could get a chance to spot deer, monkeys, and pheasants.
  • At the top of the hill, there is a Buddhist Gompa where you may see and learn about Buddhist rituals for meditation and prayer. From the observation tower built on the summit, one can view the Annapurnas all the way to Langtang Lirung.

Is Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Suitable For You?

The least difficult and shortest hike is this one. Additionally, it is quick and easy to complete. The five-hour climb takes place in a forested area close to the Kathmandu Valley. Additionally, anyone of any age can complete this, and there is no need for rigorous training before the trek. As a result, hikers with average fitness levels may do this hike very quickly.

Preparation for Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike

There are certain limitations on the hike because it goes through Shivapuri National Park. You are not permitted to bring certain instruments on your hike. Speakers, matchboxes, lighters, knives, and other flammable items are prohibited from being carried. On the other side, you are not permitted to produce any unnecessary noise that annoys the locals.

A confirmation email will be issued to you when you make a reservation for the Nagarjun Day Hiking Trip. In the event of bad weather or excessive traffic, the tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice. Winter travelers are encouraged to bring warm clothes. Travelers who have back problems, heart problems, or any other serious medical conditions shouldn't make this trip, nor should pregnant women. This tour is private, so only your group will participate. When hiking, remember to properly hydrate to avoid becoming dehydrated. Additionally, it is advised that travelers have a moderate level of physical fitness.

Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Cost 2024 and 2025

The cost of the Nagarjun Day Hike starts from US$ 70 per person. If you are traveling in a group then you will also get a group discount from us. Green Valley Nepal Treks offers the Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Package Cost based on group size. Please flow for the group price details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceAction
1USD 130Send Inquiry
2USD 70 per personSend Inquiry
3 to 5USD 60 per personSend Inquiry
6 ro 10USD 50 per personSend Inquiry

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Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel shortly after breakfast and take you to Phulbari Gate near Balaju Bypass. In between 15 and 30 minutes, you will arrive at Phulbari Gate. After our guide has obtained the national park permit, the Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike will start. You will ascend the route as it passes through a deep pine forest. On the way to Nagarjun Hill, you might see various bird species.

You will witness the renowned Jamacho Monastery and an ancient cave decorated with colorful prayer flags once you have ascended the hill. On a clear day, you will unquestionably see the greatest view of the Kathmandu Valley and majestic mountains like the Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, and others.

You will return to the hike starting location after eating your packed lunch at the top of the hill, where there is a pleasant wind and a peaceful atmosphere. From there, you will get in our car and be driven to the drop-off location or your hotel.

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  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 5 Kilometers

Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

Cost Includes
  • Private Car with Driver
  • English-speaking professional Hiking Guide
Cost Excludes
  • Entrance Fees
  • Foods and Accommodation
Departure Dates

Green Valley Nepal Treks oprate Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike from Kathmandu every day. You can choose suitable date make a reservices for 2024 and 2025

Start:ThursdayMay 23, 2024
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Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Best Time

It is feasible to do Nagarjun Day Hiking all year round. The best times to go hiking and trekking in Nepal, though, are in autumn and spring. The greatest times to hike are in the spring and autumn when the scenery is at its most beautiful. Days are sunny and warm, with excellent weather and a simple route that winds through the forest's numerous tree species' varying colors of green.

As the Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike is not a high-altitude trek and takes less than 7 hours to complete, it can also be done in the winter. Although the days are warm and sunny, it might be a little chilly as you walk through the jungle. However, the Himalayas' view is at its best at the moment because they are covered in brand-new snow.

Summer is for those who are really enthusiastic and want to experience things that are unique. Even for experienced hikers, the intense downpour inside the forest might be challenging. Along with the slick trail, leeches could also be brought by the rain. On the other side, the views of the area and the Himalayas are at their clearest after rainfall has washed the dirt and dust from the Kathmandu Valley away.

Food and Meal Availability during Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike

Depending on the details of your hiking itinerary, food, and meals may be available throughout the Nagarjun Day Hike. Meals are not included in this package, however, you are free to have a typical Nepali lunch at a nearby café or restaurant during your lunch break. Momos, dal bhat, chow mein, and thukpa are just a few of the delectable foods offered in Nepali restaurants. The majority of the restaurants provide food that is suited for vegans and non-vegetarians alike. Because you will be moving around and taking in the sights throughout the day, it is advisable that you pack some snacks and drinks. To lessen the amount of plastic trash, think about taking a reusable water bottle that you can fill up at neighboring cafes and restaurants.

Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Difficulty

The Nagarjun Day hike is a 6 to 7-hour journey that ranges from simple to somewhat physically demanding. Anyone spending a short period of time in Kathmandu can take this hike because it's so close to the city. There are no prerequisites for the journey, such as training or extensive planning. Travelers with average physical fitness may accomplish this hike without any problems.

Travel Insurance for Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike

Getting travel insurance for the Nagarjun Day Hike Trip is totally up to the individual. Getting it or not is entirely up to you. The acquisition of insurance coverage is not required for this exploration. You won't need that because there aren't any substantial risks, like mountain climbing. You may have small to serious accidents when traveling to Nepal's numerous locations. To be on the safe side, you could get insurance coverage after considering such scenarios. But till now, there haven't been any situations like that, and we hope there won't be in the future.

Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Packing List

Whether you are an expert trekker or a novice, the Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike gives endless options for thrilling encounters and gratifying memories. For a safe and pleasurable trek, consider the following essentials to pack.

  • Carry Enough Water: The most important thing to bring with you at this altitude and in the challenging rainforest environment is water. A minimum of 2-3 liters of water per person should be carried by hikers.
  • Packed Lunch and Snacks: This day excursion hike takes place deep into the jungle. It's a good idea to pack snacks and lunch. Spend the extra cash on treats like energy bars, biscuits, and dried fruits.
  • Appropriate Clothing: Depending on the season and when you travel, you may require different clothing. Leeches are common, so it's best to wear light, flexible clothing throughout the warmer months. You should also think about packing some bug repellent.
  • Sun Protection: Depending on the time of year you are hiking, you might want to pack something to shield you from the sun. Sunscreen and a sun hat are required if the walk takes place in the hottest part of summer.
  • Torchlight: When hiking in the dark, a torchlight is a necessary accessory. Since being stranded in the dark is the last thing you want to do, having one or two light sources with you is essential.
  • Rainwear: Bring a light jacket, a pair of extra shoes, and maybe an umbrella when hiking during the monsoon season to be prepared for possible downpours.
  • First-Aid Kit: For any journey, this is crucial. Make sure you always have a small first-aid kit with you that includes medications for common illnesses including allergies, fever, cold, headache, and stomach aches. Pack small necessities like bandages, gauze, adhesive bandages, and disinfectants.

Things to Keep in Mind During Nagarjun Day Hike

  • Don't wear shoes inside the Gompa. As a symbol of respect, shoes should be taken off and left outside the temple.
  • Since Jamacho Gompa is located in a National Park, it is always advised to keep your voice down while hiking there in order to preserve harmony and avoid distressing the local flora and fauna.
  • 'No photographs' signs could be present along some routes. In order to show respect, it is essential to turn off all electronics and avoid taking pictures when you encounter this notice. Instead, one should give priority to seeing the surroundings visually and immersing themselves in the Gompa's profound spirituality.
  • During and after your trek, properly dispose of all food waste and trash. If any trash is left behind, it will damage or disturb the natural ecosystem of the National Park. Consequently, it is the hiker's responsibility to ensure that all waste is disposed of properly.
  • Anywhere you hike, not just in this area, always stay on the path. Avoid cliffs and loose rocks when hiking in hilly places, and get off the beaten path.
  • Get more information on these sites if you want to spend the night here while trekking during the day. Plan your accommodations first and do some research to learn more about various inns, tea houses, and other accommodations.
  • A map or your phone should always be close by. This aids in path navigation and keeps you from becoming lost in an unfamiliar area. In a similar vein, you may utilize GPS on your phone to direct you in the right direction.
  • Always dress comfortably and put on good-grip mountain shoes. Although your clothing should fit you snugly and not limit your movement, it's always a good idea to have a few extra layers on hand because the temperature can drop quickly in the mountains.
  • Always treat the community and the environment with respect. Since national parks are frequently delicate places, you should take extra precautions to lessen the impact of your trek on the surrounding environment.
  • Always be optimistic and aware, and keep a constant eye on your surroundings. Instead of setting out to complete a task, the trek should be a voyage of reflection and awareness that may be both lovely and peaceful.

Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Booking Procedure

With Green Valley Nepal Treks, one of Nepal's leading trekking companies, you can get the lowest price now on Nagarjun Jamcho Day Hike Package. With several qualified guides, we are completely government-approved and registered trekking and adventure specialists (the firm registration number is 71671/066/067). Additionally, we are affiliated with several national tourist organizations, including the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), TAAN, NMA, KEEP, and many others. The finest experience of a lifetime will undoubtedly be trekking with the most reputable and highly recommended local firm by many organizations. For this trip, we thus warmly welcome you all to the Green Valley Nepal Treks family. You simply need to pay a 100% deposit now and the rest when you arrive for the booking producers.

What our travelers saysClient Reviews
  • TripAdvisor

    Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day Hike with Experience and Professional Guide

    With Green Valley Nepal Treks, I recently went on the Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day Hike, and it was an amazing experience. We hiked through lovely forests before ascending to Nagarjun Hill, where we were treated to breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley. Our experienced and kind tour guide shared with us interesting facts about the area's flora and animals. We enjoyed a safe and delightful visit thanks to the kind and professional employees at Green Valley Nepal Treks. Overall, if you're seeking for a serene and beautiful getaway from the busy metropolis of Kathmandu, I'd strongly recommend the Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day Hike with Green Valley Nepal Treks.

    LeeFebruary 12, 2023China
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    Green Valley Nepal Treks' Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day Hike

    I recently participated in Green Valley Nepal Treks' Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day Hike, which was a fantastic opportunity to discover the natural splendor of the Kathmandu Valley. We passed through lovely woodlands on our trek, and at the summit of Nagarjun Hill, we were treated to breathtaking views over the valley. Our educated tour guide shared with us some fascinating details about the local history and culture. Our stay was made comfortable and pleasurable by Green Valley Nepal Treks' kind and knowledgeable personnel. Overall, I heartily endorse Green Valley Nepal Treks' Nagarjun (Jamacho) Day climb to anybody searching for a short, beautiful climb close to Kathmandu.

    JamesFebruary 07, 2023United States
  • The Nagarjun Jamacho Day Hike is located in the Nagarjun Forest Reserve, which is about 5 km northwest of Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • The hike takes around 7 hours round trip, depending on your pace and how much time you spend at the summit.

  • The hike is considered to be of moderate difficulty. There are some steep sections and uneven terrain, but it is not overly challenging for those who are in reasonably good physical condition.

  • You should bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, sturdy hiking shoes, and a light jacket in case the weather turns chilly. It's also a good idea to bring a camera to capture the beautiful views.

  • Yes, there is an entrance fee to enter the forest reserve.

    • For Foreigners: NPR 1000 per person per Entry.
    • For SAARC Nationalities: NPR 600 per person per Entry.
    • For Nepali Citizens: NPR 100 per person per Entry.


  • The best time to hike is early in the morning, as the temperatures are cooler and the views are clearer. It's also a good idea to avoid hiking during the hottest part of the day.

  • It is not necessary to hire a guide, as the trail is well-marked and easy to follow. However, if you are unfamiliar with the area or want some additional guidance, you may want to consider hiring a guide or joining a guided tour.

  • The views from the summit are stunning, with panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range, including Mt Annapurna and many more on a clear day. You will also have a bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley and its surrounding hills.

  • As with any hiking activity, there are some safety concerns to be aware of. The trail can be slippery and uneven, especially during monsoon season (June to September). It's important to wear appropriate footwear and take your time on steep sections. You should also carry a first aid kit and be prepared for any emergencies.

  • Yes, you can bring your own food and drinks on the hike. There are no restaurants or cafes along the trail, so it's a good idea to pack a picnic lunch or some snacks.

  • Yes, there is a variety of wildlife in the forest reserve, including monkeys, deer, and various bird species. It's important to respect the animals and not feed them or approach them too closely.

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